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The 2014-2015 Broadway Season

On the Twentieth Century
Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher star in a new production of the classic Broadway musical comedy.

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American Airlines Theatre
Opening Night - March 15 2015
From left: Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath, Mary Louise Wilson, and Andy Karl in <i>On the Twentieth Century</i>.From left: Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath, Mary Louise Wilson, and Andy Karl in On the Twentieth Century.

ABOUT THE SHOW

It’s nonstop laughs aboard a luxury train travelling from Chicago to New York City when bankrupt theatre producer Oscar Jaffee (Peter Gallagher) embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland (Kristin Chenoweth) into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?

TRIVIA

  • The Twentieth Century Limited was an express passenger train on the New York Central Railroad from 1902 to 1967. It was considered one of the finest and most luxurious trains in the world.
  • Roundabout Theatre Company previously produced a revival of the play Twentieth Century (on which the musical is based) in the same theatre in 2004.

HISTORY

The musical debuted on Broadway in 1978, winning Tony Awards for Best Book (Betty Comden and Adolph Green) and Best Score (music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Comden & Green). It was based in part on the 1932 Broadway play Twentieth Century, which became a popular 1934 film.

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Revised April 22, 2015

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